Bil Browning

Letters to the editor

Filed By Bil Browning | September 22, 2005 3:10 PM | comments

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Following up on the recent Indianapolis Star article about civil rights for LGBT folk, there have been a couple letters to the editor printed.

On Wednesday, September 21, Marcia Neff from Indianapolis (who also serves as my vice-chair for Indiana Equality Region 8) wrote in:

Important side of gay-rights struggle
The Star's recent article "Advocates seek to revive proposed gay-bias ban" (Sept 19) directly addressed an issue that is of vital importance to many of us in this community.
As the mother of three sons, one of whom happens to be gay, I believe in basic human rights for all my loved ones. Thank you for offering the other side of an important struggle against discrimination that impacts not only individual equality, but family equality as well.

And on Thursday the 22nd, John Bohannon from Beech Grove wrote:
No reason for bias against gays
I am a straight person and I think it is time to quit discriminating against gays in the housing market and places of employment. I have worked alongside gay people and lived across the street from them. I have gone to church with them and I am telling you they are as nice as anyone I have ever met. I know a lady who was gay who raised her two nieces after their mother left them with her and those two girls have families and are as straight as can be. They couldn't have been raised better. We are all people on this planet that is flying through space. Let's enjoy it together and uplift each other. We need each other as was shown in Hurricane Katrina. Forget the religion, colors, creeds and genders.


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